Keep these thoughts in mind as you finalize your found poem:
- Establish your own pattern to the poem. “Anything goes” doesn’t really work that well.
- Have a central theme, message, or purpose to your poem. Narrow in on a specific idea, not “slavery” in general.
- Poems do not have to rhyme!
- Keep your lines about the same number of words/syllables – unless you’re following a specific pattern of long, short, long, short.
- Keep your stanzas the same number of lines – unless you’re following a pattern (like 2 lines, then 3 lines, then 4 lines OR 2 lines, 4 lines, 2 lines, 4 lines, etc.)
- CREATE IMAGERY – you’re choosing the most impactful, descriptive, powerful, creative words and phrases.
- Just like with your own writing, try to avoid “to be” verbs – choose more interesting, active verbs.
- Read and re-read the rubric; does your poetry meet the learning targets?
- Create a visually-appealing poster.
- Print and post on your locker AND submit via GoogleClassroom. Submit GoogleDocs or PDFs only – no other type of file!
If it means you’ll submit a superior product, you may hand in your work on Monday 11/26.